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Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
ones over the years. >> michael: i think that's your energy on this is clearly infectious. the president said he will. the vice president as you well know, has been just a supportive as you have been. we're looking at the house much representatives as it is. how do you think with your experience in congress, how do you think this gun legislation is going to work out in this congress? >> well, you know, i think we have said that we're not all of like minds but i'm hoping that people can be persuaded and we'll be able to move forward on several measures that the presidents have proposed. it is not all encompassing, but they are very well divined divined--defined, and there is a consensus in the nation, when you get over 90% of people saying let's close down the loopholes when you have 60% are saying a ban on assault weapons. this is just not me. this is not just one person or a group of people who have support this effort. there is a new environment in this country. should we take it on? we can't guarantee how it's going to come out. but our job is to take this on with great
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Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
in their interest. very helpful senator. he sits on both the senate energy and environmental committees. faced with that kind of opposition, the president says if he has to, he'll by pass congress and issue an executive action. >> if congress won't act soon to protect future generations i will. i will direct. [ applause ] >> i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take now and in the future to reduce pollution prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> the president did the same on another big progressive issue raising the minimum wage, beating the republicans to the economic punch. >> here's an idea that governor romney and i actually agreed on last year. let's tie the minimum wage to the cost of living so that it final becomes a wage you can live on. >> the republican presidential candidate may have backed the idea but that didn't stop the rest of the party from jumping all over the president. everyone from john boehner to marco rubio called raising the minimum wage a job-killing
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
to the american people. the rest would be invested in clean energy and renew bees. the bill would close the halliburton loophole so drinking water would be safe from fracking fluid. getting it through congress is quite another game. >> if congress won't act soon to protect future generations i will. i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take now and in the future to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> michael: it turns out that the president's forceful pitch is exactly what the american public wants. a poll out this week finds that two thirds of voters support the president taking significant steps to address climate change. 93% believe americans have a moral obligation to future generations to leave them a planet that is not polluted or damaged. seems like you have the people on your side, mr. president. now it's time to take action. joining me now from right next to me is james west editor of the climate desk. james, so glad to have you here. i wa
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